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Int’l conference on energy efficiency begins Monday

  • Published at 12:18 am November 10th, 2019
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Experts from 8 countries: Bangladesh, China, Japan, Germany, India, Vietnam, Nepal, and Croatia, are expected to attend the conference

A  three day International Conference on Energy Efficiency and Conservation Awareness (ICEECA) begins at a city hotel on Monday.

Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) in association with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program (Reeep) of the German donor agency GIZ is organizing the conference to discuss and share experiences on energy efficiency and conservation issues among experts from participating countries.

Experts from 8 countries: Bangladesh, China, Japan, Germany, India, Vietnam, Nepal, and Croatia, are expected to attend the conference, reports UNB.

"Some 20 participants from different countries have already confirmed their participation in the ICEECA."

Siddique Zobair, member (energy efficiency and conservation) of Sreda, said this addressing a press conference at a city hotel yesterday.

GIZ Senior Advisor Shafiqul Alam also addressed the press conference and Sreda Assistant Director Taufiqur Rahman made a presentation on the conference.

Siddique Zobair said experts from the public and private sectors, including technology providers, financial institutions, banks, and energy companies, will participate in the conference.

He said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid, will inaugurate the conference and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy and mineral Resources, Mohammad Shahiduzzaman Sarker, will address the concluding session on Wednesday.

Siddique said so far Bangladesh has achieved about 8.4 percent energy efficiency since inception of work on the issue by Sreda in 2013.